River Nile and JinjaJinja, Uganda
Jinja is about 80 kilometres from Kampala, that’s about a 2.5 hours’ drive. Arrival at Jinja means crossing the Nile, thelongest river in the world, crossing mabira forest (one of the thickest forests in Uganda), and also means spills and thrillsare nearby. But one major exciting escapade is taking a boat cruise to the source […]
Jinja is about 80 kilometres from Kampala, that’s about a 2.5 hours’ drive. Arrival at Jinja means crossing the Nile, the
longest river in the world, crossing mabira forest (one of the thickest forests in Uganda), and also means spills and thrills
are nearby. But one major exciting escapade is taking a boat cruise to the source of the mighty River Nile.
If you’re adventurous and getting gloriously wet doesn’t frighten you, get ready to try out water rafting, canoeing and
bungee jumping. There are also many more enjoyable alternatives around Jinja, including quad biking and horseback
riding. At adrift, they will provide you with an absolutely exciting experience and safety requirements to make sure you
never forget the Nile.
The Source of the Nile
A visit to the source of the Nile remains a moving and wondrous experience, no less so to those who have seen the same river as it flows past the ancient Egyptian temples of Luxor some 6,000 km north of Africa.
You’ll stand in awe, knowing that it’s here that the journey the Nile makes while meandering through 4 countries starts, including Uganda, South-Sudan, Sudan and Egypt.
Important monuments along the way
Not long after his release from prison, Nelson Mandela came to pay homage at the site where Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes were scattered ( ), here near the source of the River Nile. It’s also near this site that John Speke stood as the first white man to discover the source of the Nile, and a monument ( ) in remembrance of this was erected.
Adventure the Nile
Didn’t we say bungee jumping, water rafting, horse riding, quad biking, kayaking, canoeing and so many more? It’s here that you start your adventurous escapade. A sunset boat cruise or a guided tour around Jinja are all rejuvenating activities visitors always enjoy.
Take a step into the unknown; nothing beats bungee jumping. Usually, the first terrifying screams end in victorious roars of triumph. No doubt you will want to do it again and again.